ISSUE-426: zero or more characters?

zero or more characters?

State:
CLOSED
Product:
webvtt1
Raised by:
Addison Phillips
Opened on:
2015-02-26
Description:
bugzilla: https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=28260


http://www.w3.org/TR/webvtt1/#webvtt-file-structure

A number of tokens are described as being a sequence of "zero or more" of something. Here are a few examples:

--
A WebVTT cue settings list consist of a sequence of zero or more WebVTT cue settings in any order, separated from each other by one or more U+0020 SPACE characters
--
A WebVTT cue setting name and a WebVTT cue setting value each consist of any sequence of zero or more characters other than U+000A LINE FEED (LF) characters and U+000D CARRIAGE RETURN (CR) characters except that the entire resulting string must not contain the substring "-->" (U+002D HYPHEN-MINUS, U+002D HYPHEN-MINUS, U+003E GREATER-THAN SIGN).
--

A zero-length string seems problematic, since each space character can be considered to separate one such zero-length entity. Should these be reconsidered to be "one or more..."?
Related Actions Items:
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Related emails:
  1. [Bug 28260] [webvtt] zero or more characters? [I18N-ISSUE-426] (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2015-11-23)
  2. [Bug 28260] [webvtt] zero or more characters? [I18N-ISSUE-426] (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2015-06-08)
  3. [Bug 28260] [webvtt] zero or more characters? [I18N-ISSUE-426] (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2015-06-08)
  4. [Bug 28260] [webvtt] zero or more characters? [I18N-ISSUE-426] (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2015-06-01)
  5. [Bug 28260] [webvtt] zero or more characters? [I18N-ISSUE-426] (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2015-03-24)
  6. Re: [webvtt] zero or more characters? [I18N-ISSUE-426] (from silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com on 2015-03-22)
  7. [webvtt] zero or more characters? [I18N-ISSUE-426] (from addison@lab126.com on 2015-03-20)
  8. [minutes] Internationalization WG telecon 2015-03-19 (from ishida@w3.org on 2015-03-19)
  9. I18N-ISSUE-426: zero or more characters? ⓟ [WebVTT] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2015-02-26)

Related notes:

Needs review of new text.

Richard Ishida, 23 Jul 2015, 11:22:40

i suspect that this can be closed, if Addison agrees

Richard Ishida, 16 Nov 2015, 13:30:40

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